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  • Obama goes soft on Iran — again

    After listening to speeches during the opening session of the United Nations General Assembly, I concluded that both U.S. President Barack Obama and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad do not take each other seriously. Mr. Obama repeated his old...
  • The West can't change Islam, and it's folly to try

    Former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich's recent Op-Ed attempts to paint President Obama as part of our Middle East problem ("As Middle East burns, Obama fiddles," Sept. 30). His suggestion that moderate Muslims help remove the threat from radical Islam to our...
  • Libya crisis the latest chapter in Obama's foreign policy follies

    Libya crisis the latest chapter in Obama's foreign policy follies
    We're now entering the fourth week of the "CSI: Benghazi" hostage crisis. That's how long an FBI forensic team has been trying to gain access in Libya to what the State Department still calls a crime scene -- the Obamaadministration's preferred term for...
  • Wien 'surprises' include stock rally, unemployment drop, hacker attack

    Byron Wien has been publishing a New Year's list of possible economic and political "surprises" for years, often with impressive results. The idea is to identify events that are likely to happen but that the market believes have a low probability of...
  • What will the U.S. response be to Syria's crimes against humanity?

    What will the U.S. response be to Syria's crimes against humanity?
    The Syrian government's increasingly brutal crackdown on peaceful protesters is putting the Obama administration's revamped Middle East policy to its first real test. It's one thing to say U.S. policy toward the region should spring from America's core...
  • Political right misrepresents world events

    I try to follow the political discussion in the U.S. and am amazed how much effort it takes even to begin to be well-informed. If you are serious about being informed, you can't be the least bit lazy and depend on a couple of pundits to shape your world...
  • Ambassador to Syria keeps profile low in Bolton Hill

    Ambassador to Syria keeps profile low in Bolton Hill
    When the violence in Syria began spinning out of control last year, the Obama administration made the unusual decision to bring its ambassador to the troubled country home. And for Ambassador Robert Ford, coming home has long meant returning to...
  • End the butchery

     End the butchery
    How much longer can the world stand by while Syrian dictator Bashar Assad murders his own people by the thousands and the streets of Syria's cities and towns run red with the blood of his victims? If there were any remaining doubt as to whether Mr. Assad...
  • The U.S. sits on its hands while Syria's Assad slaughters thousands

    The international community has to be terminally naive to believe that words and threats that aren't backed up by force will deter Syrian President Bashar Assad from murdering his own people ("Killings intensify Syria crisis," May 31). Even at 10,000...
  • We're already at war in Syria

    We're already at war in Syria
    What happens when a brutal regime gets replaced by an alternative and largely unknown entity? Exhibit A: Libya. Shortly after Moammar Gadhafi bumped his head on a bullet, the "rebels" took over and promptly declared Sharia law. It's a start -- I guess....
  • Syria: U.S. must use restraint

    Bashar Assad, Syria's deplorable tyrant who has slaughtered children and women in his brutal grab for power, is proving himself to be worse than most Middle East dictators. But political hawks and others who would have the U.S. intervene in his messy...
  • Syria's downward spiral

    Syria's downward spiral
    Reports that Russia is supplying Syrian President Bashar Assad with attack helicopters for use against rebel fighters and civilian protesters mark an ominous new phase in the country's descent into chaos and civil war. Mr. Assad's escalation from tanks...